The Seneca County Agricultural Society presents the 177th Annual Seneca County Fair.


CANCELLED - 2020 Seneca County Fair

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 17, 2020, 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020, 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 19, 2020, 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Monday, July 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Follow the link to sign up and help out at the 2020 Seneca County Fair:

Stay tuned!

Opportunities Include:

  • Clean-up & Set-up
  • Animal Shows
  • BBQ Service
  • Floral Hall Activities, and more!

PDF of 2019 Seneca County Fair Book


The Animal Health Requirements for the 2020 county fairs and New York State Fair and other relevant documents are now available online. You can find the requirements by going to: and scrolling down the page until you find the section “Fair Health Requirements”. The specific links are as follows:

2020 Fair Animal Health Requirements:

2020 Fair Interstate Health Requirements:

Exhibitor Prefair Guidelines:

Animal Health Requirements

There are a number of health requirements for bringing animals to the fair. They differ from species to species. Please read the information from NYS Ag and Markets here. If you have questions, please contact Rachel.

Notice on Pullorum Testing: All poultry are required to be pullorum tested or originate directly from an NPIP certified flock. This requirement was waived in 2019 due to a pullorum antigen shortage. Pullorum antigen is back in stock and testing is required for the 2020 fair season.

Other than reinstating the pullorum test requirement for poultry, there are no significant changes to the animal health requirements for the 2020 fair season. Radio frequency identification, commonly referred to as “840 RFID tags,” is strongly recommended for cattle and swine, but not required.

The Department will supply a limited number of 840 RFID tags to producers for cattle and swine going to fairs. To order 840 RFID tags, please use the 2020 Order Form for Free Producer Ear Tags.

Prefair Exhibitor Guidelines are at the end of the requirements. They are also available as a separate document for easy distribution.

Please note that the following information for goats is not in the Ag and Markets policy but is required by New York State and Seneca County 4-H:

The use of the off label rabies vaccine, as administered by a licensed veterinarian, will be a requirement for all 4-H goats intended for public exhibit that meet the age requirement of three months. Proof of immunization must be provided with a certificate signed by administering veterinarian. The use of barrier fencing to restrict public access to goats will only be required when animals are too young to be vaccinated. Kids too young to be rabies vaccinated but born to rabies vaccinated mothers and housed to avoid rabies exposure are exempt from the requirement for barrier fencing unless specified by county health departments. When exhibiting goats that require barrier fencing, the Department of Animal Science at Cornell is available to provide guidance on a simple, effective, and cost effective pen structure that complies with this policy. For immunized goats older than three months, Association 4-H staff are required to provide posters that inform the public about the risks involved with animal exhibits and the importance of hand washing. The Department of Animal Science will provide links to materials that can be used for this purpose. In addition, New York State Health Department guidelines will be followed for reporting any animal exposure incidents.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Clean-up and Set-up days for Floral Hall (the exhibit hall)
  • Clean-up and Set-up for the Dairy Bar
  • Clean-up and Set-up for the Animal Barn
  • Dairy Bar workers
  • Animal Show assistants
  • BBQ Server
  • Floral Hall supervisors who lead hands-on activities and engage the public
  • Take-down and Clean-up for Floral Hall
  • Take-down and Clean-up for the Dairy Bar
  • Take-down and Clean-up for the Dairy Bar


    Rachel Williams
    4-H Youth Development Issue Leader


    Floral Hall
    100 Swift Street
    Waterloo, New York 13165

    Last updated June 29, 2020